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Reach for the Sun

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Version 1.2 Out Now!

  • Strategy mode is now available on the plant selection screen
    This mode uses a set number of turns with no time limit. Plants will automatically collect resources between turns. Keep your plant balanced and try to maximize your resources on every turn to fruit each flower before winter comes!

  • Players can now grow the prickly pear cactus
    Cacti like the prickly pear have no leaves. Photosynthesis takes place in enlarged stems, requiring a slightly different approach to growing.

  • Bees!
    We’ve added bees to replace the current pollen system. Creating nectar will now spawn a bee. Players must click and drag the bee onto a female flower to pollinate.
DescriptionBehind all those leaves, roots, and petals is an intelligent bio-machine of starch, nutrients, and water. Take over a flower's seedling to help it grow and reproduce before winter approaches. Carefully gather and manage three key resources needed to create flowers and fruits. You'll never look at these organisms the same way again!Key Features
  • Learn about plant anatomy and function by controlling a plant’s lifecycle for a year
  • Make strategic choices from limited resources and evaluate how it affects your plant
  • Maintain your plant’s health against external influences such as winter weather
  • Create up to four different types of plants, each with unique attributes and challenges
  • Earn upgrades to enhance your garden, such as preying mantids to control pests
Release date
Filament Games
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows
  • Processor: Modern Intel Core series or AMD Athlon processor
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Storage: 150 MB available space
  • OS: Windows
  • Processor: Modern Intel Core series or AMD Athlon processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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Reach for the Sun reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
The Game is really a lot of Fun. The Graphics are great and the Mirror principle very light. You also understand it when you can't do English at all. The Only Sticking point Is that the Game played through very quickly. I can recommend it to anyone.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
A little too expensive for little Gameplay and just click around but finally something new in the Sky of the always same "Game ideas." You really can make a little more out of it here but apparently you had a big Idea first and then you didn't know how to implement it really well anymore. For What it is now, it's okay. Take a look if you get it for ~ 3€.
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Absolute Money Cry! I bought this Interesting looking game for 5 Euros and the first thing that struck me negatively after the Installation was the Window itself. You could only play (at this time) in a 4:3 Window (no Full Screen) which rummaged me a lot like today. The Gameplay itself is very nice and with more outward treatment it would also be a Big game but with that I have also directly mentioned the decisive Point: It is YOU THE SELBE! After the first round it was nice I played it again but after the 2nd time it was too stupid for me to play another Round. Clearly no buy Recommendation!
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Microsoft from Deutsch
If you want to play "Reach for the Sun," you should be prepared for the fact that you have to click around with the Mouse a lot. The Goal in the Game is to grow Plants such as the Sunflower and then bring the Flower to bear. In Doing so, you also get to know certain Plants a little closer. You are not thrown directly into the cold Water and get explained in the Tutorial, for some also useful, Photosynthesis etc. It is a lot Of fun to play the two different Game Models: The classic-every Second of which decides or the Strategic-which is based on Rounds. I thought the Game was wonderful, which is why I can recommend it.
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I was honestly surprised by the Game, I just bought it out of interest and was pleasantly surprised. You start in a very good Tutorial which is beautifully voiced, a soft flattering female voice introduces you to the World of Flora and how photosynthesis and the growth of a Plant works. You find yourself very quickly in the Game and it's really fun, besides, it's already demanding with the other Plants and you catch yourself smiling when you've managed to "harvest" all the Flowers before the beginning of Winter. My Conclusion: An ingenious Game for in between (even during the Break on The job;)) ... Definite purchase recommendation! + Beautiful soundtrack + chic Graphics + increasing difficulty level + different Plants and Modes-more upgrades for the Garden would have been nice-would have wished me an "endless" Mode
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